Wednesday, June 17, 2009

CWS! Woo Hoo!

Tomorrow I am leaving for Omaha so I can see my awesome friends and partake in the festivities of the NCAA Men's College World Series!! If you have never been to Omaha and you like baseball, beer and...and...babes, lol, then you need to take a trip during the CWS. It is SO much fun, the fans are so awesome - especially the LSU fans! Geaux Tigers!!

I truly never had an interest in college baseball, I really only liked the Tigers and the Red Sox, but after my first experience last year, watch out!! I hope to make this an annual trip - it's the perfect time of year and it's way too much fun to describe!

See you on the flipside!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

I love Emerson

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer

I love Emerson's quotes and cannot get enough of them. This week has been quite challenging for me and this quote reminds me to stay on track with what I am doing with my life. It also tells me that I am the only one that "is the boss of me" and blaming or taking it out on others that my circumstances are so grim is just plain wrong. I am trying hard to keep a positive outlook and know that there is something out there I am meant to be doing. There are growing pains with every change and I know, trust me I totally do, that it is NOT easy. But you have to trust yourself that you will make the right choices. You have to trust that YOU alone can find what it is you are looking for. Happiness does not show up on your doorstep, you must go out and seek what truly makes happiness for YOU.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fighting off the Monsters

Today I fought off a few monsters that threatened my well-being today. One of them was the N Monster, aka, Negativity. For a few brief moments in time I let him seep in and take over my brain!! In order to fight off this beast, you can either use your Positive Energy tokens to counter act, or in desperate circumstances, you must get him out by way of tear ducts.

I chose the tear duct method, only because I knew once I was finished I probably would have no problem keeping him away for quite some time. Not to mention, I also had to rid myself of the W Monster (Worry) so it was kind of a two-fer.

The cause of such monsters, well you may chuckle that it's no big deal or I am being a big baby, but hey - they are my monsters and you can't tell me how to feel. So. There. I was trying to figure out how the F I am going to make it through the week financially, as I have a few VERY important things coming up: an absolutely fabulous wedding and a trip to Omaha to see my peeps. Yea, yea, everyone is trying to make ends meet and I am bitching about a vacation - BUT I do not have a job and I do not collect unemployment (well, ok, I applied, but does not mean I am going to get it!) so I have $0 income stream! LOL, I don't even have enough gas to drive to an interview if I got one! I have $20 in my checking account, 86 cents in my savings, and $4 cash in my wallet - so I don't even know how I am going to EAT!!

Ok, ok, that is one more monster that I had to battle today...the dreaded PP Monster. Pity Party. Yes, I felt sorry for myself for a brief moment in time. That party lasted all of 5 minutes. There are much bigger things going on in this world besides my little problems AND this is only temporary!!

Now, I have to tell you about my Secret Weapon that I use to keep the Monsters at bay. I am trusting you with this intelligence, so use it wisely! I have these secret agent friends that I refer to as The Pep Squad. I can't tell you who they are, but they know who they are, but they don't know who each other are. It's kind of complicated, yes, but their mission is simple. It's a like a stealth operation! But it's so stealth, THEY don't even know they completed an assignment!

The Pep Squad is not like the Verizon network, it's not HUGE. It's a smaller group that likes to be subtle and as a matter of fact, they don't need all kinds of praise, kudos, and awards. The mere fact that they completed a mission is the only thing they need to be fulfilled.

I am telling you about all of this (the Monsters, the Pep Squad, etc.) because I have to make a few points:

1. I would like to advise you not quit your job if you have: A: large amounts of debt or B: 0 savings or C: All of the above! - oops! :)

2. In order to recruit a Pep Squad, you have to be a member of a Pep Squad first. Trust me, it's totally worth it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Never give up. Ever.

Not even for a second. I've been taking a blog sabbatical, mainly due to the boxing match between my left and right brain. Sensibility and creativity bumping their heads competing for the next move. And folks, Righty is as strong as ever and is pulling a big TKO on Lefty!!

Since my latest project "flaked" out on me, I have been on the warpath with resume guy trying to iron out some "minor discrepancies" in my resume. He just doesn't seem to get what my goal is. I read my resume and I read: BORING IT-ACCOUNTING NERD. Big words I don't use in my regular vocabulary, objectives that are far beyond what I am looking for, and overall: OVERWHELMING.

I want my resume to read something more along these lines:

Smart, talented, self-starter with heavy experience in small business looking to transition into new media/publishing . Willing to work for free for 30 days to prove my worth.

You think I am joking, but I am dead serious. I found a cool job that I am going to apply for and I don't exactly have the experience, but thought to myself, what the hell. They could just think I was some kind of nutjob, but then again, they might enjoy the refreshing enthusiasm of someone who is looking for a meaningful, creative job. I will keep you posted on that one!

Today I have so much checked off my to-do list, I am letting myself go home an hour early. I totally wish I got paid for being me, because today I would give myself a big productivity bonus. But instead, I am going to go home and cook dinner for some friends and enjoy some bacon-wrapped filets. Surprised?

Until next time.....